The Real Deal laughs at these first round busts.
Following up yesterday's discussion about who the all-time best first round pick is by the Chiefs, we now turn toward who is the worst first round pick of all time.
This should be fun.
I've got a bit of dilemma in getting the poll together though. It's easier to look back at the 1960s and 1970s and pick out the greatest players. But for someone who did not grow up that era, it's pretty difficult to pick out the first round busts. Especially since draft coverage really wasn't even in vogue until the mid-1990s or so.
So if l leave a big time bust off the list, please let me know and I will add him in. I'm using the same Wikipedia resource, if you want to check it out. In case you were wondering why a guy like 2000 draft pick Sylvester Morris isn't on this list, it's because I'm not including guys who had injuries prematurely end their careers. That doesn't seem fair to me.
The candidates, after the jump.
QB Todd Blackledge (1983, #7 overall)
Stats with the Chiefs (1983-1987)
- Avg. QB rating: 69.96
- TD-INTs: 26-32
- Passing yards: 4510
- Comp. %: 50.5%
RB Harvey Williams (1991, #21 overall)
Stats with the Chiefs (1991-1993)
- Games started: 7
- Rushing attempts: 217
- Rushing yards: 858
- Rushing TDs: 2
- Fumbles: 5
OT Trezelle Jenkins (1995, #31 overall)
Stats with the Chiefs (1995-1997)
- Played in 9 games in 3 seasons
- That's it. The dude was a huge bust.
DT Ryan Sims (2002, #6 overall)
Stats with the Chiefs (2002-2006)
Games player: 59
Total tackles: 74
RB Paul Palmer (1987, #19 overall)
Stats with the Chiefs (1987-1988)
- Touchdowns: 2
- Rushing yards: 607
- Rush attempts: 158
My all time worst first round pick? It's gotta be Blackledge or Jenkins. I'm going Trezelle Jenkins. The guy started one freakin' game.